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December 2nd, 2008
San Marcos police investigate two I-35 store robberies

San Marcos Police are looking for three suspects in their investigations of the aggravated robbery of a pawn shop early Monday afternoon and an unrelated robbery of a convenience store that occurred around 9 p.m. on Monday, December 2.

San Marcos Police and Fire & Rescue responded to the reported aggravated robbery and fire at the National Pawn Shop, 1420 South I-35, just after noon on Monday. In a separate incident around 9 p.m. Monday, a store clerk at the Pac N Sac at 1439 North I-35 was robbed of an undisclosed amount of cash.

The pawn shop clerk told police that two white males entered the store around 12:15 p.m., threatened him with a handgun and demanded cash. The clerk complied and was not harmed, police said.

During the robbery one of the suspects started a fire with papers and files in the store. The clerk used a fire extinguisher to put out the fire.

The suspects fled south in a small, light blue car. The suspect who brandished a hand gun is described as a white male, late 20s to early 30s, 5’11,” 175 pounds, wearing blue jeans and white shirt with unknown writing. The man had collar-length dirty blond hair and was unshaven.

The second suspect is described as white male also in his late 20s to early 30s, 5’11,” 175 pounds, with dark hair and wearing blue jeans with possibly a blue shirt.

In the second incident, a store clerk at the Pac N Sac told police that a black male wearing a bandana over his face entered the store around 9 p.m., walked around the counter and demanded money from the cash register. The suspect ordered the clerk to lie on the floor and then fled in an unknown direction.

The suspect was described as a black male, thin build, about 5’7″ and about 160 pounds. He was wearing a dark colored baseball cap, tan bandana over his face, a dark blue hoodie style jacket and black jeans

The pawn shop robbery is under investigation by San Marcos Police and the Fire Marshal, and the convenience store by San Marcos Police. Anyone with information about either robbery is asked to call the San Marcos Criminal Investigation Division at 512-753-2300 or Crime Stoppers at 512-353-TIPS.

by MELISSA MILLECAM
Communications Director – City of San Marcos

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